November 6, 2018: As a member of the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program, I had the privilege of traveling with eight other educators to Chile in June. We toured the NSF-funded telescopes at Cerro Tololo (near the coastal town of La Serena) and the radio dishes of ALMA (near the desert town of San Pedro de Atacama). We also visited a few tourist observatories in Santiago, Vicuña, and San Pedro.
I took hundreds of pictures (of course). Here are a few of my favorites.
To learn more about the ACEAP program and our experiences (and to see even more pictures!), you can read my article at Sky & Telescope and watch videos by Kyle and Samara. You can also search for “ACEAP” on Facebook or “#ACEAP2018” on Twitter. I thank the NSF and the Albion College Faculty Development Committee for funding this trip!